Thanks for cirripede specimens. Describes progress [on Living Cirripedia].
Down Farnborough Kent
I received yesterday your note of the 9
I crawl slowly on with my work: I have published my Fossil Lepoedidae, & will soon send you a copy. I shall in a month's time go to press with the recent Lepedidae or pedunculated Cirripedes, & I have worked through half the Fossil Cirripaedes—
I will keep all your specimens together, & ultimately return them named in one parcel—
Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerly obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 1430.f1Balanus concavus, B. nubilus, and B. glandulus (Living Cirripedia (1854): 235, 253, 265) are listed as Californian specimens from Gould's collection. Many other specimens described in both volumes of Living Cirripedia were provided by Gould.
- f2 1430.f2Hugh Cuming, who had also supplied CD with many specimens from his own collection of Cirripedia. CD had first asked Gould for specimens in 1848 (Correspondence vol. 4, letter to A. A. Gould, 3 September ).
- f3 1430.f3A few copies of Fossil Cirripedia (1851) were available to CD in April, but he did not receive the rest of his copies until September. The copyist of this letter obviously had difficulty with CD's handwriting and misspelled the names of the Cirripedia.